Impact of resilience on stress and recovery in athletes


Journal Article

© 2018, Redprint Editora Ltda. All rights reserved. Introduction: Resilience is a positive psychological characteristic that reflects an individual’s capacity to better perceive, deal with, and overcome adversity; the sports environment is replete with adversities, which increase athletes’ stress levels and may lead to undesirable outcomes. Objective: To analyze the impact of resilience levels on stress and recovery in athletes. Methods: Subjects were 150 athletes (aged 22.46 ± 5.97) of both sexes (92 men and 58 women) who competed in the 2012 Paraná Open Games in different sports (107 in team and 43 in individual sports). Instruments were the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire (RESTQ-76 Sport) and a resilience questionnaire (CD-RISC-10). The following tests were used for data analysis: Kolmogorov-Smirnov normality test, Spearman Correlation Coefficient and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). Results: The model significantly explained stress and recovery variability in 20% and 22%, respectively; age-predicted resilience was 11%; the model invariance test indicated a significant influence of sex and type of sport (multi-group analysis). Conclusion: Resilience plays an essential role in coping with and recovering from stress in competitive sports contexts, which is considered a determinant of success. Level of Evidence II; Retrospective study.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Codonhato, R; Vissoci, JRN; Do Nascimento Junior, JRA; Mizoguchi, MV; Fiorese, L

Published Date

  • September 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 352 - 356

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1517-8692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1590/1517-869220182405170328

Citation Source

  • Scopus